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The Chaos Hardcover – April 17, 2012
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"[Scotch] proves to be a compelling anchor for a tale in which, for a while at least, it seems that literally anything can happen. Hopkinson’s joy of invention is palpable, and despite its darker edges, it’s that joy in the possibilities of the imagination that I hope comes through to younger readers. Come to think of it, we could all use a dose of it."--Locus
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This is a tough book to describe without giving things away, but it was well written, inclusive in a way that most books in these genres are not, and enjoyable to read.
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This one wasn't my favorite. But that's ok, read everything else, and then save this for in between when she has a new book out.Published 12 months ago by anarcharachnid
This book is trying so hard to be fantastical that it's outlandish and unbelievable.
When the Chaos strikes, the main character, Scotch, has a whole chapter where she is... Read more
Nalo always takes me to worlds I could never imagine on my own. I love West Indian folklore and her books are not short of it.Published on March 28, 2014 by Motherofwinterskyewolf